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Center for Catholic Education and Formation
Saint Thomas Seminary

New England Catholic Biblical School

Diaconate Candidacy

Marriage Preparation Program

“A Marriage that is desired, prepared for, celebrated, and lived daily in the light of faith is that which is joined by the Church, strengthened by a sacrificial offering sealed by a blessing, announced by Angels and ratified by the father ….”

from The Order of Celebrating Matrimony, USCCB


Congratulations on your engagement to each other and making the decision to celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony!

Please review the following steps. The steps below serve as a guide for best practices. Each parish, in the Archdiocese of Hartford, in collaboration with The Center, has the discretion to use programs and materials that best suit the needs of their community.

If you have any questions, please contact Valerie St. Jean at 860-242-5578 or

If you have any questions, feel free to contact: 

Valerie St.Jean
Coordinator of Adult and Family Life Ministries